Property People Newsletter

Estate Agents

Saturday opening hours!

23rd July 2012

Having seen a high increase in enquiries for Saturday viewings we have decided to now open from 9.00am until 12.00pm on Saturdays. So if you are working all week and can't find time to schedule viewings in the evenings call in and book yourself in for Saturday mornings! The response to this has been phenomenal, with most appointment slots being filled quickly. So if you are looking to view pl...

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Belfast Floods

17th July 2012

Wednesday 27th June 2012, saw many parts of Northern Ireland flooded as a result of torrential rain, which the drainage failed to cope with. The flooding left more than 1,000 homes without power and many were damaged as a direct result. Belfast City Council has responded to the flooding by implementing an emergency response plan. If you have been affected by the flooding you can contact Belfas...

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House Prices in Northern Ireland Continue to Fall

2nd July 2012

According to a recent survey carried out by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Ulster Bank, the Northern Ireland property market is still in decline and it is feared that house prices are deteriorating at the greatest rate since November 2010. Despite this decline in property prices however, there is some positivity which can be associated with it. These deflated property prices sh...

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Universal Credit

28th May 2012

What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a government policy which is scheduled to be introduced in Northern Ireland in October 2013. Under this policy all benefits will be paid directly to an individual claimant, per household and under one single payment. This in effect, will therefore abolish typical individual benefit payments such as Housing Benefit, which will be amalgamated into th...

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme

25th May 2012

How will the Tenancy Deposit Scheme affect you? The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (TDS) is due to be introduced in Northern Ireland in the next few years. Currently the scheme is being implemented in Scotland and it will be an early indicator for things to come for Landlords and Tenants in Northern Ireland. How will the TDS work? The scheme begins with deposits taken as normal for the te...

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